Science Investigator Series
Cost: $100 for a class of up to 30 students.
Enhance your students' trip to the Indianapolis Zoo with one of our science learning opportunities! Offered throughout the school year, students will enjoy a variety of guided activities as they discover and investigate the science behind our natural world. All Science Investigator programs align to Indiana State Science Standards.
Running throughout the week, programs begin on the hour and last for 45 minutes, include instruction, activities and a guided trip to a Zoo exhibit.
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Students will investigate butterflies and their life cycle through a variety of activities including a story, game and science investigation. The lesson will end with a visit to our outdoor gardens to see a butterfly habitat and look for native butterflies. Designed for students pre-K through fifth grade and only available April-May. [close]
Students will explore the adaptations of polar animals through a variety of activities including a story, game and science investigation. The lesson will finish with a guided trip to see some of our polar animals. Designed for students pre-K through fifth grade. [close]
Students will discover the importance of habitats and ecosystems while participating in our giant Tropical Topple game! The activity will help explain the interconnectivity of the natural world. This program also includes a guided trip out to one of our Zoo exhibits. Designed for students in third through sixth grades. [close]
Building a Habitat
Students will explore what is important in a habitat and how the Zoo creates animal exhibits through a variety of activities as well as a trip out to see an exhibit. Designed for students in first through fourth grades. [close]
Students will compare their own physical adaptations to that of the orangutans. The program will finish with a guided visit to see our orangutans in the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center. Designed for grades pre-K through 2. [close]
Orangutan Memory & Problem Solving
Students will explore their own memory and problem solving abilities while learning more about the cognitive abilities of orangutans. The program will finish with a guided visit to see our orangutans in the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center. Designed for grades 4-7 [close]
Science Investigations Global Conservation Connection Series
Learn more about how we can work together to save some of the world’s endangered and threaten species. Each program will explore the issues and challenges facing the species and how you can help in the conservation efforts.
Discover how what we do here in Indiana has a big impact on dolphins in Gulf. Learn how you and your students can help in the conservation efforts. [close]
Find out what conservationists and zoo are doing to save the cheetah from extinction. Discover what you and your students can do to help one of Africa’s most endangered cats. [close]
Explore the world of elephants and learn what challenges they face. Hear about what conservationist are doing to save elephants in the wild and how your students can help. [close]
Orangutan Habitat & Conservation
Learn more about the orangutans and the importance of their habitat to the orangutans’ survival. See how you and your students can make an impact on orangutan conservation. [close]
Please note that Zoo admission must be purchased separately, and field trip rates are available.